According to official DVLA records the chassis for Clive Temple’s Amilcar CGSs was first registered in the United Kingdom on the 23rd of March 1928.
I have not been able to determine what kind of body if was originally furnished with but it seems unlikely, though not impossible, to have been the single seater seen on the car today.
The 1,074 cc / 65 cui 4-cylinder motor fitted to this car is equipped with a supercharger to boost the power from an initial 35hp, originally a Cozette supercharger was offered as an option.
The rebuild of this car is credited to the current owner Clive Temples late father Colin Temple, Paul Jaye, Duncan Ricketts and Derek Chinn.
Since writing about Terry McGrath’s 1928 CGSs a couple of weeks ago it has come to light that André Lefèbvre and his co driver known only as Despaux won the 1927 Monte Carlo Rally in a two seat Amilcar CGSs.
Clive Temple is seen driving his CGSs at Presott and the Motorsport At The Palace sprint run at Crystal Palace in London.
Thanks for joining me on this “Lowered Single Seat” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again tomorrow for Coffee Croissants and Cars at Bristol’s Queen Square. Don’t forget to come back now !